Watch The Stellar First Trailer For Juno Mak's RIGOR MORTIS

Todd Brown, Founder and Editor
Juno Mak is bringing back the hopping vampire and - with the help of The Grudge director Shimizu Takashi - he's taking them in a dark and thoroughly compelling direction.

It was back in June that our own James Marsh visited the set of the film and brought word of the dark tone that Mak is bringing to his effort, the film populated by seasoned veterans of the original classics such as Chin Siu Ho and Kara Hui. With the film now wrapped up the first trailer has arrived and it delivers on the promise of those early reports.

In this eerie and chilling, contemporary, action/special effects laden homage to the classic Chinese vampire movies of the 1980's, writer-director-producer, Juno Mak makes his feature directorial debut. Co-produced by J-Horror icon Takashi Shimizu, and reuniting some of the original cast members of the classic MR VAMPIRE series, RIGOR MORTIS is set in a creepy and moody Hong Kong public housing tower whose occupants we soon discover, run the gamut from the living to the dead, to the undead, along with ghosts, vampires and zombies.  

RIGOR MORTIS stars action movie veteran Chin Siu-ho (Siu-ho) as a former vampire hunting actor who now finds himself reaching the end of the line as a washed-up star, separated from his wife and alienated from his son. Down on his luck and with barely a dollar to his name, he checks into room 2442 in the housing estate, an allegedly haunted flat. His aim is to end his misery by doing himself in, but instead Siu-ho is interrupted by some of the other "occupants" of the building including a Taoist master-exorcist (Anthony Chan), a traumatized housewife with a tragic past (Kara Hui), as well as a seemingly benign elderly woman (Paw Hee-ching) who has an empty coffin conspicuously hanging in the middle of her apartment.

Soon it becomes apparent to Siu-ho that the people around him and the situation are far from normal. Despite his lack of belief in superstition, Siu-ho is soon thrust into the battle of his life as vicious vampires with unsettled business begin to rise from the dead...

Check the trailer below.
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  • ikilledbambi

    wow, this surprised me

  • CannibalFerox

    It looks like a winner to me.

  • Marcel Samson

    That looks like the first enjoyable vampire movie in a long while!

  • pootietang

    Ok, you've got my attention...

  • Irons

    Looks impressive... (also, Chinese Udo Kier at 00:48)

  • arturo

    Nice trailer, will keep a look out for this..

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